Blue Star Project: Meet Mary Ann Perez

By Ramsey Reid, Campaigns Director

Mary Ann Perez

“I am seeking re-election because I feel that my job as a State Representative is not complete.” —Rep. Mary Ann Perez

Mary Ann Perez came from humble beginnings. Her first job was cleaning downtown Houston office buildings with her grandmother. Through hard work and determination, she recognized that she could make a better life for herself and her family.

Mary Ann has since graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown and started her own insurance agency. Though she has become very successful, she always makes time for her two boys. She volunteers at their school and for their Little League baseball team, and she’s always proud of their achievements.

While her children always come first, Mary Ann is also deeply invested in her community. In 2009, she was elected Chair of the Houston Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees. As Chair, she worked diligently to create programs that would reflect the needs of today’s labor market.

She has brought her experience as Board Chair of HCC to Austin by co-authoring bills aimed at bringing career and technology courses into local public high schools and allowing junior colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees. For her work on these bills and others, she was named Freshman of the Year by the bipartisan Legislative Study Group.

Rep. Perez deserves another term in our state legislature — add your name if you’re on board with her for November.